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HBO March 5 Doubleheader Averages 740,000 Viewers

Last Saturday night’s KO performance by Luis Ortiz in Washington, DC registered with HBO subscribers as an average of 740,000 viewers tuned in for the matchup with Tony Thompson. The fight peaked at 8...Read More

Jessie Vargas-Sadam Ali: Post-Fight Report Card

It looked like he’d been solved. Jessie Vargas was stunned and taking fire in the fourth round. As the round ended, Sadam Ali was fired up with momentum on his side. Ali didn’t win another round...Read More

"Fighting Words" - On Ortiz-Thompson, Vargas-Ali, D.C. Boxing

by David P. Greisman - The first boxing card I covered live was Mike Tyson’s final bout, when he quit against Kevin McBride and I asked a question in the post-fight press conference that made him curs...Read More

CompuBox: Vargas Landed 21 Power Shots on Ali in Round 9

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the crowd swelled at the DC Armory ahead of the Ortiz-Thompson fight, Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) and Sadam "World Kid" Ali (22-1, 13 KOs) squared off in the co-main event for t...Read More

Video: Jessie Vargas Breaks Down KO Win Over Sadam Ali

WASHINGTON, D.C. - WBA Interim Heavyweight World Champion Luis 'King Kong' Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) continued his rapid descent up the heavyweight division, knocking Tony 'The Tiger' Thompson (40-7, 27 KO...Read More

Jessie Vargas Credits New Trainer, Game Plan for Sadam Ali Win

In the past two years, two future Hall of Fame inductees have been in the corner of Jessie Vargas. First it was Roy Jones Jr., who worked with Vargas ahead of his fight against Antonio DeMarco in Nove...Read More

Jessie Vargas Drops, Stops Sadam Ali To Capture WBO Crown

Washington, DC - Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) became a two division world champion with a ninth round stoppage of previously unbeaten 2008 Olympian Sadam 'World Kid' Ali (22-1, 13 KOs) to capture the...Read More

Sadam Ali-Jessie Vargas: CompuBox Historical Review

Fresh from a stunning knockout of Bryant 'By-By' Jennings and eager to continue his quest to be the best heavyweight in the sport, WBA Interim Heavyweight World Champion Luis 'The Real King Kong' Orti...Read More

Jessie Vargas on Sadam Ali: I've Never Felt So Confident of Winning

Things balance out in life, especially in boxing. Jessie Vargas may be an example of that. Vargas has been criticized for decision victories that have gone his way and the merry-go-round of tra...Read More

Jessie Vargas on Making Sadam Ali Quit: Try To Prove Me Wrong!

Former super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas (26-1) raised a few eyebrows on the conference call for his March 5th fight against Sadam Ali (22-0). The vacant WBO welterweight title will be at stak...Read More

Vargas Wants To Destroy Ali, Knows He Must Fight ‘Entire Fight’

Jessie Vargas realizes he wasted entirely too many opportunities during his loss to Timothy Bradley. By the time Vargas finally landed a right hand he had tried setting up several times earlier in ...Read More

Sadam Ali-Jessie Vargas: Pre-Fight Report Card

Sadam Ali-Jessie Vargas: Pre-Fight Report Card

by Cliff Rold - Conor McGregor is fighting this weekend! That one fact is going to mean a lot of overshadowing in the combat corner of the sports world. It would be a shame if boxing fans, that oft...Read More

Sadam Ali: If Anyone is Going To Quit - It Will Be Jessie Vargas!

Sadam Ali (22-0) is less than two weeks away from his first crack at a title. The unbeaten welterweight will face former super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas (26-1) on March 5th at The DC Armory ...Read More

Photos: Luis Ortiz, Tony Thompson, Ali, Vargas Ready For Battle

Luis Ortiz is set for his fourth fight in a span of just nine months as he takes on veteran heavyweight Tony Thompson. Their non-title fight takes place Saturday evening at the D.C. Armory in Washingt...Read More

Weights From Washington, DC: Ortiz 242.6, Thompson 263.8

Luis Ortiz is set for his fourth fight in a span of just nine months as he takes on veteran heavyweight Tony Thompson. Their non-title fight takes place Saturday evening at the D.C. Armory in Washingt...Read More

Sadam Ali: I Will Show Why I Shouldn't Be Underestimated

Sadam Ali: I Will Show Why I Shouldn't Be Underestimated

By Thomas Gerbasi - Every fighter has a story. Sadam Ali’s truly began in the Coney Island Boxing Gym on 25th street in Brooklyn. He started boxing at eight, and by the time I ran into him before the ...Read More

Video: Jessie Vargas Discusses Sadam Ali Clash, Camp, More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fighters featured on the March 5 HBO Boxing After Dark telecast shared their final thoughts ahead of Saturday's fights at the final press conference today in Washington, D.C. WBA I...Read More

Photos: Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson, Ali-Vargas Go Face To Face

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fighters featured on the March 5 HBO Boxing After Dark telecast shared their final thoughts ahead of Saturday's fights at the final press conference today in Washington, D.C. WBA I...Read More

Sadam Ali feels victory over Jessie Vargas will lead to big fights

On March 5th Sadam Ali (22-0) and Jessie Vargas (26-1) will battle for the vacant WBO welterweight title at the DC Armory in Washington DC. The fight will be part of a HBO televised doubleheader with...Read More

Jessie Vargas Explains His Decision To Switch Trainers

Former super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas (26-1) is counting down the days to his March 5th fight against Sadam Ali (22-0). The fight will be for the vacant WBO welterweight title and will open ...Read More